“How to talk with people about Jesus” was the topic of my sermon Sunday. Here are some highlights and a video well worth the time.
Three things we need to understand to prepare to talk accurately, passionately, and regularly about Jesus.
1. Understand yourself.
Know who you are not who you ought to be. God purposefully uses imperfect people to share his perfect love.
2. Understand others.
Know who you are talking with. Listen, don’t just talk. Inform yourself about other beliefs and backgrounds from yours. Know people…not your version of them.
3. Understand the Gospel.
Know what you are talking about more than how you will say it. Know the truth of Jesus well. Hide the Word of God in your heart and be ready to share it with others.
If You really want to talk with people about the truth that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins, you must be willing to talk about 4 topics: sin, grace, faith, and confession.
Here is a video that is a great presentation of the way I like to talk with people about Jesus. It is using one verse. Romans 6:23. Take some time to watch it. It is worth the 11 minutes.